China imported 398,568 mt of copper concentrate from Peru in January, up 27% year on year, latest data released over the weekend by the General Administration of Customs showed.
Peru edged out Chile as China's top source of imported copper concentrate in January.
Imports from Chile stood at 318,618 mt in January, up 1% year on year. China's other top eight suppliers in January were Mongolia with 110,867 mt, the US 67,011 mt, Mexico 50,440 mt, Australia 48,852 mt, Kazakhstan 37,852 mt, Spain 26,699 mt, Indonesia 25,942 mt and Laos 21,120 mt.
Imports from the top 10 countries totaled 1.11 million mt, comprising 88.6% of China's total copper concentrate imports of 1.25 million mt for January.